Valentino Spring/Summer 2017 Collection
A new beginning demands a certain forgetfulness. In order to rewrite history one should forget it to retain its essence, moving quickly and irreverently to explore the pleasures of a metamorphosis.
Actions should be quick, guided by taste that edits, determines, combines, unites: elongating, narrowing, preserving time on the surface of things: stripping away of the superfluous to add intensity.
Accelerating as in a supercut, drawing an imaginary line that brings Hieronymus Bosch, the visionary inventor of the fantastic heavens and hells, close to Zandra Rhodes, invited to reinterpret the artist’s imaginary with her pure and innocent lines.
Punk: a way of thinking that accentuates contrasts and imperfections rather that erasing them. The graceful poetry of color, even when it becomes acid and intense. The search of preciousness sidesteps preciosity.
The end of the journey coincides with its origin. They are women, represented in plural: as individual, not characters.
A punk idea of humanism.